Frequently Asked Questions

Thanks for asking about how I represent clients in personal injury and death claims against insurance companies…

I’m going to tell you everything you want to know. How to get a fair settlement for your injuries. Costly misconceptions about injury claims. Mistakes to avoid when hiring a lawyer. Tough questions to ask. How I can help you. And much more.

It doesn’t matter what type of injury claim you have: Auto accident. Construction site accident. Brain or spinal injury. Anything.

When you ask me to help you, you’ll profit from my 25 years of experience hardball negotiating with insurance companies — achieving high-dollar settlements for injured victims — handling denied claims — and more!

I offer you the same high level of skill that I have provided to all of my clients over the past 25 years.

Here’s all you do: Just tell me about your injury and the problems you face.

I’ll suggest specific steps we can take to collect money for you in the shortest time with the highest likelihood of success. With your approval, I’ll prepare the documents and materials we need to persuade the toughest decision-makers. Powerful facts that help them see the benefits of settling your claim — without the hassle, time, cost or effort of going to court.

OK. Let’s say you’d like me to help you but don’t know where to begin. I think I can guess your questions:

“DO YOU CHARGE ME TO REVIEW MY CASE?”

No. I’ll gladly review your situation and discuss your claim at no cost. If your case appears to be a winner, I’ll tell you. If I think your claim is a loser, I’ll tell you that, too. And if I think I can help you, I’ll invite you to my office, where we can go into your claim in more detail.

“DO YOU REPRESENT INJURED VICTIMS IN NEW YORK CITY, THE SUBURBS, AND RURAL AREAS?”

Yes. I have represented clients in all parts of New York. Let’s talk about your claim and if I can help you, distance won’t be a problem.

“HOW DO I GET THE INSURANCE COMPANY TO PAY FOR MY INJURIES?”

This depends on the type and size of your claim. Insurance companies are known for dragging out the process. They may start by saying they don’t owe you one cent. They may even say you caused your own injury. If you convince them that they should pay your claim, they’ll invent dozens of reasons to delay. After all, they figure the longer they wait, the happier you are to settle for even a small amount.

The first thing you should do is call me. I’ll ask you a few simple questions over the telephone. Then I’ll explain how to protect your legal rights and the steps we should take to make the insurance company pay you the money you deserve.

“HOW DO YOU CHARGE FOR YOUR SERVICES?”

I work on a contingent fee basis. This means I do not collect any attorney’s fee unless you win the case and you collect money.

“I NEED A LAWYER WHO WORKS FULL TIME NEGOTIATING WITH INSURANCE COMPANIES. IS THIS YOUR PRIMARY AREA OF PRACTICE?”

Yes. I limit my law practice to claims against insurance companies. These are the type of claims I handle most often:

  • Automobile Accident Cases
  • Construction Site Accidents
  • Traumatic Brain Injuries (TBI)
  • Spinal Injuries
  • Burn Injuries
  • Crime Victims
  • Truck and Bus Accidents
  • Injuries to Children
  • Wrongful Death

“WHAT HAPPENS IF I NEED EXPERT WITNESSES AND INVESTIGATORS? CAN YOU HELP WITH THEM, TOO?”

Yes. I have qualified, experienced professionals I depend on in many different fields. No matter which professionals we need, I’ll arrange it all.

“WHEN CAN WE START?”

Right now, if you like.

Just call me toll free at 1-800-530-4660 (or local 914-686-0900) and I’ll gladly speak with you over the phone. Or drop me an e-mail and let’s set a time to talk.

WARNING: Please don’t delay. The strength of your case will be based on how much evidence we can find to support your claim. Sometimes, I can compile evidence on your behalf, such as medical reports and opinions from expert witnesses. But at other times — like after an auto accident — the longer you wait, the more likely it is that evidence will disappear.

If you want to protect your legal rights — and if you want to recover the money you deserve — please don’t wait one moment longer.

Call me now — or send me an e-mail. I will personally respond promptly.

Cordially,

John

John Hochfelder